Hidekichi Miyazaki

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Hidekichi Miyazaki
Born(1910-09-22)September 22, 1910
DiedJanuary 23, 2019(2019-01-23) (aged 108)
Occupation Japan Masters Athlete
Known forformer Official holder of the fastest in the 100m at 105 years old

Hidekichi Miyazaki (September 22, 1910 – January 23, 2019) was a Japanese centenarian masters athlete. He was nicknamed Golden Bolt, a name play on Usain Bolt. He was a former official holder of the world record in the M100 100 metres.

On September 23, 2015, the day after his 105th birthday, he became the second person to compete in the 105 year age division[1] following Pole Stanisław Kowalski who competed earlier in the year on June 28.[2]

Miyazaki died on January 23, 2019 from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 108.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Japan's Hidekichi Miyazaki Sets Fresh Record as Oldest Competitive Sprinter - NBC News". nbcnews.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  2. "Witaj na stronie startowej". pzwla.eu. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  3. 世界最高齢スプリンター、宮崎秀吉さん死去108歳 (in Japanese)